Quick Black Bean Soup

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes


This is one of those recipes that you can put together in 5 minutes, yet it always is a favorite with everyone. Even kids like it- and vegetable haters too, although you may want to use a bit less hot sauce for those people.


  • 3-15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fresh salsa
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • several dashes hot sauce


Reserve 1 cup of the beans in a separate bowl, place the remaining beans, the vegetable broth and the salsa in a blender jar. Process until fairly smooth, then pour into a saucepan. Mash the reserved beans slightly with a fork or bean/potato masher. Add to the saucepan with the remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes to blend flavors. Adjust seasoning to taste before serving.

Hint: This is great to make ahead of time and then heat just before serving. Make a double batch so you can enjoy a quick bowl of soup when you are hungry.